School Governance & Clerking Service
Please see p.46 in the Governance Handbook.
Is your clerk a professional advisor to your governors?
Judicium Education's School Clerking & Governor Advisory Service is designed to support school governors to properly discharge their statutory responsibilities and to operate an effective and efficient governing body. The service is flexible in so far as governing bodies may elect to have support on governing meetings only, or may also choose to have attendance on committee meetings.
Our School Clerking & Governor Advisory Service includes:
Initial meeting with school leadership or governing board
Advisory service on matters related to school governance
Updating service of forthcoming changes
Record keeping service
Coordinating, drafting and circulating agenda
Chairs will work with the clerk to suggest items for inclusion in the agenda which will be circulated in good time for each meeting together with appropriate meeting related papers.
Virtual or physical attendance at governing body meetings and Committee meetings as requested
The assigned clerk will ‘attend’ your governors’ or committee meetings as required on mutually agreed convenient dates and be available to advise on procedural matters relevant to the meeting. Where an issue requires further research, or an answer is not immediately available, the clerk will provide an answer at a later stage.
On introduction to your allocated Judicium Clerk they will ask you to provide a list of suggested meeting dates for mutual agreement for the full academic year. Any meeting dates must be mutually agreed with your allocated clerk at this time and cannot be agreed in advance during the sales or onboarding process. When dates are mutually agreed the clerk will then ensure that they are booked in both their diary and our online diary and will ensure that they are available to attend. Should dates require changing the clerk will work with you to find another mutually agreeable date.
Meeting cancellations must be notified at least three clear working days before the meeting date. Any cancellations notified inside this window will result in the loss of the meeting. Should you need to change meeting dates, we will always endeavour to cover the new date with your assigned clerk or a substitute, but we cannot guarantee to do so.
Drafting and circulating minutes
Approximately 10 working days following a meeting a draft set of minutes will be sent to the Chair of the meeting fo approval and a copy saved for future reference.
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